If you want to prevent your child from getting dental cavities, you should bring him or her to see our top-notch dentist at Children’s Dental Group. Our 95122 dentist can provide your children with many different types of dental services to prevent early childhood tooth decay, as well as with gentle dental exams and cleanings.
It is very common for children to get dental cavities. There are many different reasons for this. First of all, children are not yet expert tooth-brushers; for this reason, they are not able to remove all harmful plaque, bacteria and food debris when they brush their teeth. In addition, children’s teeth often have many pits and grooves in them. Plaque will be able to better attach itself to these areas. When plaque is allowed to remain on teeth, the cavity-causing acids in the plaque will be better able to eat through their teeth. In addition, children like to eat foods with many sweets and carbs in them. These materials will combine with saliva and other materials in the mouth and cause cavity-causing acids to develop and exist within the plaque. In order to help your child to keep from getting dental cavities, our 95122 dentist offers several different types of cavity prevention treatments. Fluoride treatments are very easy for your child to get and tolerate. They will serve to make the tooth enamel on your children’s teeth stronger, and better resistant to cavity-causing acids. We also offer dental sealants which can act as a physical barrier between your child’s tooth and harmful substances naturally found in the mouth. These sealants are used to protect the flat chewing surfaces of molars. Coming to our dental practice for periodic dental exams and dental cleanings will also help to prevent early childhood tooth decay by detecting problems early, and keeping your child’s teeth clean.
For an appointment for your child to see our 95122 dentist, contact us today.
Kids dental office in San Jose
Imagine an entire new generation of patients who grow up not dreading the next dental visit. At Children’s Dental Group, we aim to make that a reality. The AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) recommends that you schedule your child’s first oral hygiene appointment when they reach their 1st birthday. So whether your child is ready for their first dental exam or if they have already had several visits from the tooth fairy, our kids’ dental office in San Jose is dedicated to creating healthy, beautiful, long-lasting smiles for your child.
At the initial visit with pediatric dentist, oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits. We recommend that each child visit our kids’ dental office in San Jose at least twice a year for a dental exam as routine exams can easily prevent future problems, such as cavities, gum disease, or tooth decay. This is because teeth, both primary and permanent teeth, survive best in an oral environment that is free from harmful pathogens. During this exam, our pediatric dentist will perform a complete oral examination which includes an oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) evaluation, and an analysis of their occlusion (bite). This ensures a thorough examination of their teeth, their supporting structures, and of the oral anatomy. Furthermore, avoiding sticky, sugary foods can be difficult for our adolescent, sweet-toothed patients, which is why we also offer dental sealants. These are plastic coatings that protect the chewing surface of a child’s back teeth from decay/cavities. We also provide interceptive orthodontics, dental fillings, and fluoride treatments for our pediatric patients as needed.
The earlier your child starts going to the dentist and practicing good oral hygiene, the sooner and better they will be smiling. We believe the best time to implement good dental habits and hygiene into part of your daily routine is as a child, and the dental care program from our kids’ dental office in San Jose is exactly where your child’s good oral hygiene should begin. We look forward to working with you and giving your child the beautiful smile that he or she deserves.